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PALATKA DAlly NEWS yalatlm Daily Stems Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday, at Palatka, Florida, by VickersA Guerry. M. M. Vickers Business Manager. Goode M. Guerry Editor. Miss Nellie Lucas . Society Editor. The management reserves the right to reject all ob jectionable advertising. Rates for advertising space made known on application. Subscription prices in advance One year $5.00 One month 60c Six months $2.50 One week. . 15c Telephone 195 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1919. .ANNOUNCEMENT. During the coming week solicitators willil call at ev ery home in Palatka, and every place of business, so liciting subscriptions for the paper. - In the meantime the paper will continue to be delivered to everyhome with out charge. Rates of subscriptions will be found on another page. 7 he subscription nil be in advance, or collected weekly. Wherever a subscriber wishes to take advantage of the viy low rate offered by the bearer by the month, pay ment should be made advance, else the regular subscrip tion pric o4 fifteen cents per week will be chargd. The News believes that it has sufficiently indicated what kind of a paper it will' be to warrant generous pa tronage. The publishers promise that many improve ments are to be made,-and that additional facilities for handling will be added just as fast as possible. Scar city of labor at present has caused delay, in several in stances, of delivery, but these troubles will soon be smoothed out. , specters in the field service. There is time nough for the amendment will not go into effect until next Janu ary. And Mr. Wilson is an old friend of civil service re THE PRINTED WORD. Advertising is one of the greatest forces in the world. OPENING. OF SCHOOLS HELPS HEALTH CRUSADE JS ALREADY SUCCESSFUL WHAT WE MUST PAY FOR. Secretary Glass issued a statement recently which few people took the time to digest. It is pertinent in the light of recent developments. This statement shows that the expenditures of the government from the beginning of the war to June 30, 1919, were something moire than thirty-two billion dol lars,' of wHitah twenty-nine per cent, was raised by taxes and the balance by borrowing. But not all the war taxes levied in the last fiscal year had been paid, so when the accounts are finally cast up it will probably be found that nearly one third the war cost was met by .taxation, Probably that is the practicable limit, though at he be ginning of the war a good many theorists saw no diffi culty in raising half, or more, of the war costs by taxa tion. It is doubtful that as much as one-third of the cost of a four-year struggle, with our scale of expendi ture, could profitably be raised by taxation. The amount borrowed in the period was twenty-three billion dollars, but a considerable part of that was mere fiat a book credit obtained by inflation of bank credits. . C. Miller, of the Federal Reserve Board, has said that e amount of eovernment naDer carried hv the banks in way or another and. representing inflation of Jcredit t be as, murfh. as seven tw' . ' ; f Advertising has accomplished purposes which no other agency has been capable of doing. ' ( The printed word reaches farther, is more effective and brings things to pass more quickly and satisfactory in 'almost every instance than the spoken jressage. It is said that the great Liberty loan and various other war work drive were brought to a satisfactory conclusion through the printed message in the newspa pers of the country. You will also agree that it is the only agency that could have accomplished so great a task in so short a period of time. v Think of the many millions of dollars that have been passed along to the aid of Uncle Sam and his great caus in behalf of humanity. Newspaper advertising played an important part in every drive; in fact, it may be safe to say that the newspapers were potent factors in each and every undertaking looking toward the comfort and maintenance of our camps and cantonments in this coun try. .. We are aware that there are numberless avenues I hrough which the public can be reached billboards, stret .cars, dead walls, perambulators circulars, souve nirs, and what not, but in the opinion of the merchant princes of the world these and all secondary to newspaper advertising. , There are. many men in business who do not take newspaper advertising seriously, to the extent of not em ploying it in promoting their enterprises. Our memory fails to record the great number of bus iness enterprises which have passed out of existence dur ing th past twenty-five years and whose presence in the commercial field was little known by the public at large, consequently their passage into the discard was of little incment beyond their limited sphere of inactivity. They did not believe in advetising. ' Carefully selected words of prsuasion or argument could not induce these men to employ newspaper adver tising. All they could see was the expense of advr ti!sing. They could not get the result viewpoint no mat ter how one would point out example after example, using the names of well-known business men who were forging ahead and actually creating business through their ad vertising efforts. . Somebody asked an old Missouri storekeeper why he didn't put a smalj advertisement in the local newspaper to advertise a "home blend" of coffee that was particu larly good. "I don't wana,' he replid lazily. "If, I did, xolks would pester me all the time to show 'em my goods." Thus did the old Missouri' storekeeper pay unconscious tri bute to the business-getting value of advertising. If a merchant or manufacturer could gather 5,000 or 10,000 or 25,000 prospective buyers into a large audi torium and talk to them daily by word of mouth he wouild.have no need for advertisements; but he cannot, so he puts his words in type and talks to these same prospective buyers each day in the printed messages ; that you know a advertisements. I ' The newsnaner is alwavs a newer in Jits community. U i fi . i S L 'it-i , i i. r eiwrer iot gooa or evil; ana me say riani nere w. me SPREAD THE DOCTRINE. Many Counties Already Enlisted in Work to Bring Health Security to Individual. JACKSONVILLE, Oct. 18. (Spe cial) With the opening of the schools of Florida renewed activities are mak ing the Modern Health Crusaders' in this state and much interest ia all ready aroused in the movement. The Modern Health Crusade has proved a wonderful factor for good in many states, and in Florida the fol lowing counties have already been or ganized: Duval, Hillsborough, Osce ola, Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, Vo lusia, OrangeEscambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, Gadsden, Leon and Jefferson. W, I. Williams, Director for the Modern Hearth Crusade for Florida, is traveling over the State enlisting the activities of the various elements, especially giving his attention to the work in the schools. The work in Florida is under the auspices of the Florida Anti-Tuberculosis Associa tion. The Modern Health Crusade is bas ed on the performance of eleven chores to be done each day for fif teen consecutive weeks. With the completion of seventy-five per cent, of the chores each week the entrant becomes a Knight Bannret, and , the lesser titles are classed according to t! e number of chores done. Score cards are provided for the checking of the record and the per formance of each day is thus proper ly recorded. The health chores which Florida children will be re quested to perform each day are com prised in the following: 1. I washed my hands before each meal today. 2. I washed not only my face by ears and neck and cleaned my finger nails today. -. 8. I tried to keep fingers, pencil and every thing that might be un clean out of my mouth and nose to- .day. 4. I drank a glass of water before (each rtfal and before going to bed, EAST COAST HOTELS EXPECT M SEASON WILL OPEN EARLIER AND CLOSE LATER THIS SEASON. Managers of AH Big Hostelries Re port Unprecidented Bookings . All Roads Lead to Florida. One of the strongest indications that the approaching winter season will be a prosperous one is shown in the announcement made recently of the opening and closing dates for the big hotels of the East Coast system. The 'hotels will open earlier and re main open longer than' usual this season, showing that the company is anticipating a longer and busier sea son than usual. Reports from all parts of the state are that there are more people in Florida now than ever before at this time of the year, many winter visit ors having come down earlier and with the plan of staying later in the spring Trains from the east, north and west coming to Florida are crowded now and it is expected the winter schedule of trains will be established earlier this year by the Florida East Coast railroad. The announced opening and 'clos ing dates for the big East Coast ho tels are as follows: Alcazar, St. Augustine, opens Dec. 15th; closing date not announced. Ponce de Leon, St. Augustine, opens Jan. 6th; closing date not set. Hotel Ormond, Ormond, opens Jan. 7th; closes April 5th. Royal1 Poincianna, Palm Beach, opens Jan. 15th; closes March 25th. Hotel Breakers, Palm Beach, opens Dec. 22nd; closes April 5th. Royal Palm, Miami, opens Jan. 1st; closes April 1st. Long - Key Fishing Camp, opens Jen. 1st; closes April 12th. As it Happens, seven Diuion dollars is aoout tne am ount of war taxes paid in the period reviewed by Secre tary Glass or a sum about equal to the probable infla tion of credit. This inflation undoubtedly imposed a tax on consumption by raising the prices of commodities. The nation needed more credit than its savings amounted to and resorted to an overdraft that reached adversely on cost of living imposed a heavy tax on consumers, in short or of the inflation, is more important for the mass of the people than the proportion between the sums raised by taxation and by borrowing; in other words, that lower taxes and no inflation would, in the long run, have made the war actually less costly to the mass of the people. And it is most likely that decidedly higher taxes would, by the burden imposed on production, have made the war actually more costly to the mass of the people. ' CIVIL SERVICE REFORM." Every time congress gets a little anxious to do some thing that sounds like business, aside from bickering for political prestige, it drags out the old straw man, civil service. In their national platforms both parties profess a virtuous attachment to the merit system. In 1916 the Republican national platform insisted, with ev- erv anpearance of solemn earnestness, that the civil ser vir ft law "be thoroughly and honestly enforced." The Democratic national platform, with an equal air of sol emn earnestness, highly resolved "for the rigid enforce ment of the civil service law." The War Prohibition bill exempts from the civil ser. vice law and rules "persons authorized to issue per mits "and agents and inspectors in the "field service. To enforce the prohibition amendment will require a large number of officers. The bill itself appropriates 3,500,000, enough for some thousands of jobs; and there will be no lack of disposition in future Congresses to irake fatter appropriations and provide more places for the spoilsmen. Here os a new region where the old, dis credited, corrupt system of patronage may grow up again. Those who are familiar with the workings of prohi bition laws in certain States years ago know what pick ings for dishonest finders, what rich potentialities of blackmail, prohibition offers to the men immediately charged with its enforcement. In Massachusetts, for in stance, in the '70's, a State constable would tap at the door of a saloon. The saloon keeper would go out, grease that itching palm, and continue in business, undisturb ed and unafraid. What a system of bribes and black mail, regular and irregular, must grow up if in forty-eight States and enforcement of the prohibition amendment is put into the hands of political appointees, mere hench men! Prohibition and patronage would be a combina tion to yield big dividends to corruption. Leaving cor ruption out of the consideration, what does this exemp tion mean save a premium an incompetency, sheltered by "influence"? Both Democrats and Republicans have synically re pudiated their own platforms on civil service reform. The National Civil Service Reform League, ever vigi lant, as it has to be, has asked the President to veto the War Prohibition bill on the ground of this exemption. The bill is an impudent and gross attempt to revive in tolerable abuses. The Federal Civil Service Commis sion is ready provide from its eligible lists honest and competent men to issue permits and to be agents or in- try today, the tendency is toward the uplift of humani ty. There are a few newspapers here and there that continue to show th yellow, streak more or less distinct ly, but thy are gradually pasing along the road that leads to oblivion. , Weather experts are predicting a cool wave after the present showers are over. Thn w can bgin to stir in a littl more pep. Old time residents of Palatka are marvelling at the number of strange faces they see on the street now. One native said that four years ago he could stand on a cor ner and tell the name and history of every person pass ing. Now, he says, he doesn't know twenty percent, of them. New York magazines . have resorted to the use of plates made from photographs of manuscript pages, as a result of the typographical strike. This may be the starting of a new departure in the printing business. Hollister is to have a fair on November 15. This will be a great opportunity for some conservative citizens to see just what Putnam county can produce. The school board has done its part. Now it is up to the voters to pass the bond issue and provide the new school buildings with equipment. No strike here. No trouble of any kind. Every body happy and looking for big things for Florida. Put on your old suit of optimism and boost. With rain promised in the next twenty-four hours we may expect relief from the unseasonable weather. The Reds might as we! make their national colors blue now. If every state in the union acts like Florida about the leper colony what will become of the poor unfortu nates. California has provided two refugees from these people. Can Florida do less than take care of one',' Under government control there is no danger of infec tion, scientists say. nq draiiKTio tea, coffee nor ol jurious drinks today. 5. I brushed my teeth thoroughly in the morning and in the evening to day. 6. I played outdoors or with win dow open more than thirty minutes today. 7. I took ten or more slow deep breaths of fresh air today. 8. I was ,in bed ten hours or more lest night and kept my window open. 9. I tried today to sit up and stand up straifht, to eat slowly, and to attend to toilet and each need of my body at its regular time. 10. I tried today to keep neat and SUWANNEE FAIR TO OPEN LIVE OAK, Oct 18. With the ex hibits and attractions seldom equall ed and never surpassed in the section, the Suwannee county fair will throw open its gates on the morning of No vember 11 fully prepared to interest end entertain the thousands who will attend the seventh annual fair dur ing the five days. ,, ' 00 . '..MTPlJ SandsBros. Dealers, Coo tractors and ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS " HI a Electrical Repair Work Iron Anywhere lo State. GASOLINE ENGINES, LAINCH AND Al'TO Sl'PfLIES. MARINi Palatka HARDWARE ' Florida Machine Shop THE MOST COMPLETE AND BEST EQUIPPED IN THIS SECTION. We make . all kinds of Brass Cast ings and Bearings. Perfect workmanship, reasonable prices. AUTO ACCESSORIES BATTERIES LAMPS Insyde Tires C. A. AMES Howell Building Lemon Street Have Yon Got BATTERY TROUBLES? We carry a full line of PREST-O-LITE BATTERIES In sizes for every car. FREE INSPECTION AND DISTILLED WATER SUPPLIED. Alljkinds of repairing on batteries, generators and magnetos. PUTNAM ELECTRIC " GARAGE tin Howell Hotel Building. SIX NEW BUNGALOWS The Palatka Development Co. hopes to complete within the next ten days six bungalows, several of which ara ulready spoken for. cheerful constantly and to be helpful to others. 11. I took a full bath on each day of the week that is checked. Funds are necessary to carry on such great and important work and it should be remembered that this great figtht, like the fight against tu berculosis derives its funds from the sale of Red Cross Christmas Seals. All Fruits in Season LARGEST SUPPLY OF CIGARS, CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO. FRESHEST CANDIES, CRACKERS AND DELICACIES. Cold Drinks of All Kinds SWEET MILK FRESH DAILY BLUE JACKET FRUIT STORE' Corner Lemon end Second Street B. GORA1LB, Prorrietor Growers of citrus fruit who are shipping green fruit to market are dealing more blows at the fruit produced in Florida. Grapefruit on sale in Palatka now is not f.t for a hog to eat. Wjith Florida oranges soon on the market why should we worry at the scarcity of sugar? Leesburg friends of Goode M. Guerry have received the first few issues of his new daily paper, the Palatka Daily News, and it is a splendid newspaper, carrying United Press dispatches and made up in such attractive style that one is bound to become interested at a glance. If the advertisers will continue to patronize the News as liberally as Guerry will lavish talent upon the editorial part of the paper, it will be a splendid success. Lees burg Commercial .. . . j SPECIAL HASTINGS Pure Pork SAUSAGE First this season HASTINGS milk-fed VEAL When you think of good Eats, think of Cannon's. Dependable Goods Lowest Prices Modern Service TH05. CANNON Phone Two-Seven .f " SEEDS THAT SATISFY ."- FRESH GARDEN SEED Plant It Now PRATT'S BABY CHICK FOOD end Poultry Remedies For Quick Service, Phone or See THE SEEDSMEN Phone 2 10. 117 Lemon St.. PALATKA, FLA. THE NEW SEED STORE LOST On road between Daytona and Palatka a grip and big box con taining wearing apparel. Finder please notify O. C. Simmons, Micano py or Miami, Fla. Will pay for trou ble. 10-17-3t WANTED Messenger at Western Union $30.00 per month to boy with. Bicycle. No objection to good col ored boy. Must be above school ee. tf WANTED To buy crop on th trees from small orange grove. See Florida Grocery Co. 10-11-tf PROFESSIONAL CARD. DR. E. W. WARREN. : Res. "Phone 37 Office 'Phone 7t New 8erw Feetener. An Australian inventor has patented a screw fastener for wool bale band' that enables the bales to be made tight and permits the use of narrow bands, thereby saving steel. Orioles. As for myself I am turned contrac tor of hammock netting for the orioles taking my pay In ' notes. I throw strings out of the window and they snap them up at once. They sit In the cherry trees hard by and war ble, 'Hurry up! hurry up!" I never found out before Just what they said. But If you wfll listen you will fin that this is what they first say. A vol arlsm. I admit but native.-LowelL ) V. J'